50 Psychology Facts Everyone Needs To Know

50 Psychology Facts Everyone Needs To Know

  • Even the illusion of progress is motivating
  • Your mind wanders 30% of the time
  • Your most vivid memories are wrong
  • The more uncertain you are, the more you dig in and defend your ideas
  • Your mind “rewrites” monotonous speech of boring people to make it sound more interesting.
  • Your favorite song is probably your favorite because you associate it with an emotional event in your life.
  • The type of music, you listen to affects the way you perceive the world.
  • Romantic love is biochemically indistinguishable from having a severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  • Phobias may be memories passed down through generations in DNA, according to a new research.
  • Researchers are debating on adding Internet addiction to the list of mental disorders.
  • The brain treats rejection like physical pain.
  • 68% of the people suffer from Phantom Vibration Syndrome, the feeling that one’s phone is vibrating when it’s not.
  • The average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950’s.
  • Religious practices, like prayer and attending services, is associated with lower levels of psychological distress.
  • No one born blind has ever developed schizophrenia.
  • Your decisions are more rational when thought in another language.
  • Human behavioral studies suggest that a person who loses their cell phone experiences a panic similar to a near death experience.
  • A hug longer than twenty seconds will release chemicals into your body that make you trust the person you’re hugging.
  • People are more honest when physically tired. This is why people confess things during late night conversations.
  • Chocolate discharges the same chemical into your body that is produced when you start falling in love.
  • Happiness, anger, sadness, fear, disgust, and surprise are the six emotions that are universally expressed.
  • People tend to be happier when they are kept busy, as this prevents them from thinking about the negative things in life.
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The important thing to remember when reading a list like this is that you should be paying attention to how you feel. Your inner guide will keep you moving towards a happier life if you let it.

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